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Podcast Description: Our podcast seeks to be the best vehicle to explore fan culture and fandom in depth and intellectually from the unique perspective of the fans themselves. We strive to offer knowledgeable viewpoints from two fangirls who not only are active in fandom, but possess “behind the scenes” experiences and access to the artists they so admire. We will create meaningful, entertaining dialogues with other fans, creators, and scholars, celebrating what it means to be a fan, and specifically a female fan.

Podcast Description: Our podcast seeks to be the best vehicle to explore fan culture and fandom in depth and intellectually from the unique perspective of the fans themselves. We strive to offer knowledgeable viewpoints from two fangirls who not only are active in fandom, but possess “behind the scenes” experiences and access to the artists they so admire. We will create meaningful, entertaining dialogues with other fans, creators, and scholars, celebrating what it means to be a fan, and specifically a female fan.
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Podcast Description: Our podcast seeks to be the best vehicle to explore fan culture and fandom in depth and intellectually from the unique perspective of the fans themselves. We strive to offer knowledgeable viewpoints from two fangirls who not only are active in fandom, but possess “behind the scenes” experiences and access to the artists they so admire. We will create meaningful, entertaining dialogues with other fans, creators, and scholars, celebrating what it means to be a fan, and specifically a female fan.

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@ybfgpodcast

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English


Episodes

Episode 06: Super Magical Girls with Fashion Photographer Lauren Nakao Winn

1/8/2018
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Our guest this week is New-York based fashion photographer Lauren Winn! She’s a fellow Tar Heel like Kristen and Victoria, and their self-described fandom “baby” - a lover of both Sailor Moon and Superman! Lauren offers helpful advice on mixing fandom with your professional life (she once got assist a Sailor Moon themed shoot) and she loses her chill with Tori talking about our favorite Super men -- Tom Welling and Henry Cavill! In our discussion this week and we dive deep into the trope...

Duration: 00:34:21


Episode 05: Reunion in Chapel Hill!

12/18/2017
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Usually our podcast is a bi-coastal operation, but this week Kristen and Victoria are reunited in Chapel Hill! We compare notes on the fandomesque architecture of our alma mater and take a stroll down memory lane sharing a few of our finest hours of fangirling. Kristen reminisces about her Supernatural convention experience where she and her friends became the first ever people to get a photograph of Winchester father-son duo Gil McKinney and Matt Cohen together in flower crowns, while...

Duration: 00:30:08


Episode 04: Voice-Over and Cosplay with Stephanie Sheh and Stephanie Csongor

12/4/2017
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This week on the podcast we have not one lovely guest, but two -- both named Stephanie to boot! You might recognize Stephanie Sheh’s voice from animated series such as Sailor Moon, Legend of Korra, and DC Super Hero Girls. Stephanie Csongor is an actress, gamer, and proud fangirl. They discuss what it’s like being female fans in male-dominated spaces like video games and conventions, and experiencing a con from a guest on a panel to a cosplayer on the convention floor. We even get them to...

Duration: 00:36:51


Episode 03: Professional Fangirls Entertainment Journalist Kelsie Gibson

11/20/2017
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How can your fangirl knowledge aid your job? Kelsie Gibson is an editor for a pop culture and celebrity news website, and is herself a fangirl of the Hunger Games, Once Upon a Time, and Disney. Kelsie shares her epic journey of how she went from being an extra in the Hunger Games to interviewing her crush Josh Hutcherson and working the Mockingjay Part 2 red carpet premiere! We discuss if and where the divide should be between your professional life and your passions as a fangirl, as well...

Duration: 00:30:45


Episode 02: Fan Favorite Actor Myko Olivier

11/6/2017
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On the podcast this week is fan-favorite actor Myko Olivier! Myko takes us behind the scenes on what it’s like to be a part of not one, but TWO shows with major fandoms - Castle and Glee - and being received in completely different ways. He recounts how he was cruelly called “The Jar Jar Binks” of Castle, opposed to being a swoon-worthy Warbler of Glee. He also shares with us what he fanboys over, and offers some great advice about what constitutes a respectful fan encounter and...

Duration: 00:39:31


Episode 01: Mistress of the Holy Meme: Mary Houston

11/5/2017
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This week’s podcast we sat down with Mary Houston, a straight up tumblr kween and jet-setting fangirl. She gave us her best tips from the barricade when meeting your fave and got down and dirty with us discussing the rollercoaster ride that is having a tumblr following. A college friend of Victoria’s, she and Kristen bonded immediately over their love of Star Wars and offered great insights into our discussion confirmation bias in fandom. Finally, we even got her to confess her worst...

Duration: 00:29:19


Episode 00: Meet Your Hosts of the Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast

11/5/2017
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Your Biggest Fangirl Podcast debuts! In this episode, we introduce you to your YBFG hosts, Victoria and Kristen. We talked about our friendship and how we became involved fandom, and what we hope to accomplish with this podcast. We also laid out our 10 Rules of Fangirling Like a Pro - some pro tips next time you’re in a situation to meet a celeb. Finally we played a deviously difficult fandom Would You Rather Game that we plan to play with all of our guests -- we thought it only fair that...

Duration: 00:28:24